Why, you may ask? Well, I’m going to answer with links: Lumarca by Matt Parker, Albert Hwang, and Elliot Woods is a gorgeously simple/complicated 3D projector. Eric Singer’s Lemur makes beautiful music beautifully. The EyeWriter seeks to empower a paralyzed graffiti artist. Orbotix makes adorable spheres controlled via smartphone. Dan Wilcox wouldn’t explain robotcowboy to me but it sure looked interesting!
Mind you, these are only the folks I got cards for. I was amazed by the chariot races, the ferro-fluids, the remote controlled gliders, and the Madagascar Institute. This was my second Maker Faire and certainly not my last.